Bingham McCutchen has grabbed a Supreme Court advocate straight out of the government for its appellate practice. The firm announced today that David Salmons, the former assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States, is joining after six years in the SG’s office.
Salmons argued 13 cases before the Supreme Court during his tenure and represented the government in several enemy combatant cases. Previously, he was an associate in Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s appellate and constitutional law practice.
Five other attorneys in the fifteen-lawyer office have left for the private sector in the past few months, which, as Legal Times reported, is the largest exodus from the office in recent memory.